Hope Rising: How the Science of HOPE Can Change Your Life

Hope Rising: How the Science of HOPE Can Change Your Life

by Casey Gwinn J.D., Chan Hellman Ph.D

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Overview

Hope Rising is a clarion call to apply the science of hope in daily life and overcome the trauma, adversity, and struggles everyone must face. Hope is the most predictive indicator of well-being in a person’s life in all the research done on trauma, illness, and resiliency. Based on nearly 2,000 published studies about hope, including their own research, Casey Gwinn and Chan Hellman call for rising hope to be the focus not only in personal lives, but in public policy in education, business, social services, and every other part of society. Hope is measurable. Hope is malleable. Hope changes lives. Hope Rising provides a roadmap to measure hope in your life, assess what may have robbed you of the power of hope, and then provides strategies to increase hope. It challenges every reader to be transparent and honest about their own stories of struggle and adversity, calls for the end of shame and blame in addressing the struggles of those who have experienced trauma, illness, or abuse, and provides practical ways to increase your Hope score and thrive because of it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683509653
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 11/27/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 135,001
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Casey Gwinn serves as the President of Alliance for HOPE International—one of the leading systems and social change organizations in the country. He is the former elected City Attorney of San Diego, the visionary behind the rapidly developing international Family Justice Center movement, and the founder of Camp HOPE America, the first camping and mentoring program in the country for children exposed to domestic violence. He has authored or co-authored ten books and hundreds of articles and media commentaries. He has been profiled in news outlets in the United States including The Huffington Post, the New York Times, the New Yorker, ABC Nightly News, CNN, The Early Show on CBS, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Casey resides in San Diego, CA.

Chan is a professor in the Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work and Founding Director of The Hope Research Center at the University of Oklahoma. He has written more than 150 scientific publications on the science of hope. He is one of the leading hope researchers in the country today and resides in Tulsa, OK.

Table of Contents

Introduction xii

Chapter 1 A Culture of Hope 1

Chapter 2 What is Hope? 7

Chapter 3 Why Hope Matters So Much 16

Chapter 4 Telling the Truth About Your Life 28

Chapter 5 Hope Should be Measured Everywhere 35

Chapter 6 Measuring Hope in Children and Teens 45

Chapter 7 Experiencing Hope 57

Chapter 8 The Hope Continuum 61

Chapter 9 The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study 68

Chapter 10 Sometimes It is Too Late for Hope 84

Chapter 11 Great Leaders, Visionaries, and Gifted People with Demons 92

Chapter 12 Lessons Learned from Abused Kids 101

Chapter 13 Lessons Learned from Battered Women 111

Chapter 14 Hope and the Human Brain 121

Chapter 15 Illness, Nutrition, and Hope 139

Chapter 16 Is AT&T an Enemy of Hope? 154

Chapter 17 Teaching to the Test (aka Studying the Answers) 164

Chapter 18 Spirituality and Hope 177

Chapter 19 Pursuing a Hope-Centered Life 193

Chapter 20 The Hope-Centered Workplace 205

Chapter 21 The End of Shame 218

Chapter 22 Hope Rising: Leaving a Legacy of Hope 226

About the Authors 237

Acknowledgements 239

Sample Domains of HOPE 243

References 248

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